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Inside this issue

All @ Sea - What's next for The Navigator?

Know your VTS - Vessel Traffic Services are harmonised around the world – but did you know that there are three different types of service, and how the three compare?

Communications & VTS - Share the message- Jillian Carson-Jackson FNI FRIN examines the processes behind effective communications between vessels and VTS

WATCHOUT - Stopping trouble before it starts - While we usually look at cases where things have gone wrong, this time we explore three times where timely intervention from ReefVTS, a coastal VTS that provides navigational assistance service in Australia, has stopped an ongoing incident where a vessel was heading for trouble

Who's navigating- Keeping it in the family- Port of London Authority VTS Officer Emma-Louise Negus was inspired by her father to follow in his footsteps and pursue a life in the marine industry and VTS

WAYPOINT - Comparing the bigger picture - Dr Andy Norris, an active Fellow of The Nautical Institute and the Royal Institute of Navigation, compares VTS and marine communications with the specifics of Air Traffic Control

Take 10- Exploring 10 tips of VTS communications and how to promote best practice.

 

01 Oct 2022

Take 10: Issue 31

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All at Sea - The Navigator Issue 31

We welcome your news, comments and opinions on the topics covered in The Navigator

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What YOU need to know about working with VTS

As a navigator, you will have learned about, and used, vessel traffic services – VTS. In this article, Jillian Carson-Jackson takes a look at how they can help you ensure a safer, more efficient time at sea – and explains what’s different from what you may have read in our previous Navigator on this topic.

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WATCHOUT Wind and weather data

There is so much information now available on the Internet, compared to the single forecasts of even 20 years ago. The big question is, however, which source should you trust? Cdre Nick Nash, FNI, looks at available data sources for weather and route planning and explains why a simple set of spreadsheets can help him get a better handle on the wind

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WAYPOINT - Collaboration, communications and confidence: the winning combination?

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Who's Navigating: Seafaring is not besting others, rather, it’s relating with them

Seafarer Yrhen Bernard Sabanal Balinis, AMNI, discusses his career, his aspirations for the future and why it is so important to be part of a strong community at sea

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01 Oct 2022

Why navigation needs the digitally skilled navigator

Ship operations at sea and on shore have become increasingly digitally integrated. New initiatives build upon digital technologies to improve communication, collaboration and decision-making through data gathering, data sharing and data analytics. The emerging field of Maritime Informatics (using information systems to increase the efficiency, safety, environmental and social sustainability and resiliency in global shipping) explores the effective use of digitalisation and data in the maritime industry to help ship and shore work together

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01 Jun 2022

Take 10: Issue 30

Fatigue is one of the most dangerous threats to a navigator onboard ship. Here are ten points to help you manage your levels of tiredness and fatigue

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Who's navigating? Cruise ships, COVID-19 and coffee

Third officer Iryna Bates talks about life onboard cruise ships, her early days as a yacht stewardess and how she copes with tiredness and fatigue at sea

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